Linius Appoints Former Netflix and Sky UK Heavy Weights to Advisory Board
Linius Technologies Limited (ASX: LNU) – the cloud-based solution that transforms static video into hyper-personalised video experiences with its Video Virtualization Engine (VVE) – has significantly strengthened its Advisory Board with three new additions, including former Netflix Director of Content Acquisition, Simon Gallagher, and former Sky UK Head of Operations, David Butorac.
The Advisory Board’s mission is to refine and maintain Linius’ aggressive growth strategy, in order to accelerate the Company’s commercialization. Linius Advisory Board members are retained on minimal fees and performance-based compensation.
The newly appointed Advisory Board members are:
Simon Gallagher: Gallagher is a media rights and corporate strategy executive with 20-years’ experience working for leading global entertainment brands. Gallagher previously held positions as Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, Director of Strategy and Business Development for Hulu, and Vice President of IMG Media.
David Butorac: Over a 35-year career, Butorac has worked in senior management and executive roles for major media companies, including as CEO of multi-channel pay TV platform OSN, Managing Director of WIN Corporation, President (Platforms) of the Star TV Network, and Head of Operations for Sky UK.
Camilla Dahlin-Andersson Ph.D: A former Swedish parliamentarian, Dahlin-Andersson is the Co-Founder and Chairperson of Newstag, the social impact news platform and strategic Linius partner. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Dahlin-Andersson has served on several boards for large institutions and holds a technology doctorate in Innovation and Design.
The experienced trio of experts join existing Linius advisor, David Pann – General Manager responsible for Microsoft’s Global Search Advertising Network. The Advisory Board is chaired by Linius Executive Chairman, Gerard Bongiorno.
“Linius will utilise the collective experience and business contacts of its new Advisory Board members to drive new business,” said Bongiorno. “Together, the Linius Advisory Board will apply their deep understanding of the media, broadcast and streaming industries to shape and fast-track Linius’ continued commercialisation.”
Simon Gallagher commented: “Demand for subscription streaming services is only increasing. Linius enables that experience to be completely personalised for the first time. Content rights holders, creators and service providers of any kind – from news, to sports and entertainment – can now monetise video in ways they’ve only dreamed of.”
David Butorac commented: “Linius offers TV broadcasters something they’ve always wanted – the ability to analyse, understand and target viewers at a one-to-one level with content and promotions.”
Camilla Dahlin-Andersson commented: “Joining the Linius journey is extremely exciting. Linius’ unique technology has the potential to further disrupt the entire news media industry, redefining how video content is produced, delivered and consumed.”
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